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Monday, July 24, 2017
 
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NEW YORK ELECTION NEWS

New York Governor

  1. Andrew Cuomo: Bridge Lights Are What New York Needs | National ... - National Review, (Andrew Cuomo), July 22, 2017
  2. Andrew Cuomo's Edifice Complex - National Review, (Andrew Cuomo), July 22, 2017
  3. Andrew Cuomo's aide, allies to stand trial in election year - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), July 22, 2017
  4. State Republicans get huge donation from chairman's brother - New York Post, (Edward Cox), July 21, 2017
  5. Andrew Cuomo's MTA Propaganda Should Scare the Bejeezus Out of You - Streetsblog New York (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), July 21, 2017
  6. Cuomo says fight for health care is a class struggle - North Country Public Radio, (Andrew Cuomo), July 21, 2017
US Senate

  1. Gillibrand calls for civil rights appointee's ouster - Albany Times Union, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 24, 2017
  2. Democrats in Congress Rethink Anti-boycott Bill in Wake of ACLU Warning - Haaretz, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 24, 2017
  3. Chuck Schumer owns up to Democratic Party mistakes before unveiling new economic platform - New York Daily News, (Chuck Schumer), July 23, 2017
  4. Chuck Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are Open To Single-Payer Health Care - The Huffington Post, (Chuck Schumer), July 23, 2017
  5. Chuck Schumer says Democrats were 'too cautious,' 'too namby-pamby' in 2016 - The Week Magazine, (Chuck Schumer), July 23, 2017
  6. Senator Schumer returns Purple Heart to owner’s family - NEWS10, (Chuck Schumer), July 23, 2017
  7. Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana | TheHill - The Hill, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 23, 2017
  8. Up Close: What's next for health care reform? - WABC-TV, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 23, 2017
  9. Where Gillibrand Draws the Line on Impeaching Trump - OZY, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 23, 2017
  10. Kid Rock trolls Chuck Schumer and Debbie Stabenow and it’s DELICIOUS (looking) - Twitchy, (Chuck Schumer), July 22, 2017
  11. Chuck Schumer urges House, Senate to pass 'strong' Russia sanctions bill, send to Trump's desk - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), July 22, 2017
  12. Congressman says Cuomo is 'definitely running for president' - Page Six, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 22, 2017
  13. Blumenthal calls for removal of top civil rights official - CT Post, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 21, 2017
  14. Free-speech advocates across the political spectrum fight a Senate bill that would ban boycotts of Israeli products. - National Review, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 21, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. Trump Can't Escape the States - Slate Magazine, (Eric Schneiderman), July 24, 2017
  2. Anthony Scaramucci Donated Tens of Thousands to Fund Donald Trump's Nemesis - Daily Beast, (Eric Schneiderman), July 21, 2017
  3. NY Attorney General ready to defend NY Dreamers - NEWS10 ABC, (Eric Schneiderman), July 21, 2017
  4. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Has Been Fighting for Abortion Rights Since High School - ELLE.com, (Eric Schneiderman), July 21, 2017
  5. AG's office demands Watertown pet shop stop denying reimbursement to customers sold ill dogs - WatertownDailyTimes.com, (Eric Schneiderman), July 21, 2017
New York Comptroller

  1. Audit finds issues with foster care in New York - WBFO, (Tom DiNapoli), July 24, 2017
  2. A little more cushion for county in 2017 tax cap - Olean Times Herald, (Tom DiNapoli), July 23, 2017
  3. Four congressional candidates set for Democrat dinner - Olean Times Herald, (Tom DiNapoli), July 22, 2017
  4. Get Medicaid right before talking tax - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Tom DiNapoli), July 22, 2017
  5. State's top child welfare agency is doing bad job overseeing foster care providers, DiNapoli study says - New York Daily News, (Tom DiNapoli), July 21, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Elderly woman angrily confronts Bill de Blasio for jetting to Germany ... - TheBlaze.com, (Bill de Blasio), July 24, 2017
  2. De Blasio, Riding Subway, Demands Cuomo Fix the System - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), July 23, 2017
  3. De Blasio's team consistently misreads the stats when broadcasting ... - Slate Magazine, (Bill de Blasio), July 23, 2017
  4. I was fired for complaining about de Blasio - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), July 23, 2017
  5. De Blasio Compared to 'Cowardly Lion' After Fleeing Confrontation With Angry Queens Woman - Washington Free Beacon, (Bill de Blasio), July 23, 2017
  6. Top official claims he was axed for complaining about City Hall's 'inappropriate involvement' with de Blasio donor - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), July 22, 2017
  7. De Blasio refuses to take press questions, departs in unusual way during last day in Queens - NY1, (Bill de Blasio), July 22, 2017
  8. De Blasio dodges MTA talks after Gov. Cuomo said repairing subway is mayor's responsibility - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), July 22, 2017
  9. De Blasio vows property tax reform — if he's re-elected - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), July 21, 2017
  10. New York Releases New Cultural Plan, Predicates Funding on Diversity - Hyperallergic, (Bill de Blasio), July 21, 2017
  11. Mayor de Blasio intervenes in battle over Pier 55's floating park ... - Curbed NY, (Bill de Blasio), July 21, 2017
  12. De Blasio Administration Reveals 10 New Schoolyards to Playgrounds Sites, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, July 21, 2017
  13. Mayor de Blasio Announces Start of Diversity Plaza Construction in Jackson Heights, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, July 21, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly speaker visits businesses damaged by Lake Ontario flooding - TWC News, (Carl Heastie), July 24, 2017
  2. Cuomo feeling the heat this summer - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Carl Heastie), July 23, 2017
  3. Cuomo's feeling the heat this summer | Local News | niagara ... - Niagara Gazette, (Carl Heastie), July 23, 2017
  4. Capitol Watch: Cuomo's Summer of Hell, Heastie Heads Upstate - U.S. News & World Report, (Carl Heastie), July 22, 2017
  5. Sheldon Silver wants to take his case to the Supreme Court - New York Post, (Sheldon Silver), July 21, 2017
  6. Take it from a corruption-buster: Keeping Sheldon Silver out of prison is the just thing to do - New York Daily News, (Sheldon Silver), July 21, 2017
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Klein is a champion for women - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), July 24, 2017
  2. Democrats to vote on fate of GOP-allied defectors | New York Post - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), July 23, 2017
  3. Progressive NY Dems' nutty attack on their party mates | New York ... - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), July 22, 2017
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Jewish And Pro-Life: Still A Minority, No Longer A Contradiction In Terms - The Jewish Daily Forward, (Lee Zeldin), July 23, 2017
  2. Amtrak blames Penn Station woes on lack of funding - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), July 23, 2017
  3. Congressman: shake-up a great move if it makes Trump better President - MSN, (Lee Zeldin), July 22, 2017
  4. Rep. Zeldin Announces House Vote Scheduled Next Week on His Bill to Protect Plum Island - Long Island, (Lee Zeldin), July 21, 2017
  5. Lee Zeldin on Reports Trump’s Undermining Mueller: ‘I’m Not Surprised by What I Read’ - grabien.com, (Lee Zeldin), July 21, 2017
  6. Rep. Zeldin Announces INFRA Discretionary Grant Program for Local Infrastructure Needs, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), July 21, 2017
  7. Rep. Zeldin Announces House Vote Scheduled Next Week on His Bill to Protect Plum Island, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), July 21, 2017
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Congressman Donovan shouldn't need 'thanks' to do right thing (commentary) - SILive.com, (Dan Donovan), July 22, 2017
  2. Rep. Dan Donovan wants health care reform outside AHCA - SILive.com, (Dan Donovan), July 21, 2017
  3. Rep. Donovan to distribute free rain barrels to homeowners - SILive.com, (Dan Donovan), July 21, 2017
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Legislators write letter to oppose border wall, appropriations bill - Brownsville Herald, (Nita Lowey), July 22, 2017
  2. Nyack Joint Fire District Gets $27.5K For Protective Equipment - Orangetown Daily Voice, (Nita Lowey), July 22, 2017
  3. Molinaro, Faso Praise McCain's Heroism After Brain Cancer Diagnosis - East Dutchess Daily Voice, (Nita Lowey), July 21, 2017
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. House Overwhelmingly Passes Maloney’s “Anchorages Away Act”, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), July 21, 2017
  2. Veterans Services Office Hours Restored to Putnam County - Hudson Valley News Network, (Sean P. Maloney), July 21, 2017
  3. Hudson Valley Congressman Leads Moment Of Silence For ... - Patch - Patch.com, (Sean P. Maloney), July 21, 2017
  4. Maloney says feds will pay for Stewart water cleanup - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), July 21, 2017
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Upstate GOPers still hoping to hit N.Y. on Medicaid - New York Daily News, (John Faso), July 23, 2017
  2. The Fray: GOP changes fundraiser to benefit military plane crash victims' families - Times Herald-Record, (John Faso), July 22, 2017
  3. Teachout gets seat on Cuomo's Democratic State Committee - Politico, (Zephyr Teachout), July 21, 2017
  4. GOP health care bill hit with new obstacle - New York Daily News, (John Faso), July 21, 2017
  5. Collins-Faso amendment likely won't be included in Senate health care bill - Politico, (John Faso), July 21, 2017
  6. One in three people in New York is on Medicaid - Politi Fact, (John Faso), July 21, 2017
  7. Senate's budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill - eslforkids.net, (John Faso), July 21, 2017
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Eye on NY: Rice-Stefanik bill would give families, teachers say in school policy - Auburnpub, (Elise Stefanik), July 23, 2017
  2. Protests to politics - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Elise Stefanik; Tedra Cobb), July 23, 2017
  3. Stefanik mobile office to roll into town - suncommunitynews.com, (Elise Stefanik), July 22, 2017
  4. Stefanik again votes to keep clean air rules - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Elise Stefanik), July 21, 2017
  5. House committee passes Stefanik's bill to give military spouses residency option - Auburnpub, (Elise Stefanik), July 21, 2017
  6. Stefanik joins fight for dairy farmers - Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), July 21, 2017
  7. The ‘Code Like a Girl’ Congressional Bill Wants to Close Tech Education’s Gender Gap - Observer, (Elise Stefanik), July 21, 2017
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Meet the lab-coat liberals - Politico, (Claudia Tenney), July 23, 2017
  2. Liberty Tabletop flatware now gracing White House tables - the Oneida Daily Dispatch, (Claudia Tenney), July 23, 2017
  3. House committee passes Stefanik's bill to give military spouses residency option - Auburnpub, (Claudia Tenney), July 21, 2017
  4. "Mohawk Valley Nine" calls on the state for flood relief assistance - TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS, (Anthony Brindisi), July 21, 2017
  5. Area health care facilities get $11M boost - Observer-Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi), July 21, 2017
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Collins: Bill demands report on Ontario shoreline damages - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (John Katko), July 22, 2017
  2. New Syracuse clinic aims to ease shortage of mental health care for kids - Syracuse Post-Standard, (John Katko), July 21, 2017
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. U.S. is not a global health care leader | Local | poststar.com - Glens Falls Post-Star, (Louise Slaughter), July 24, 2017
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. A day after Collins talks stocks off House floor, Innate releases bad news - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), July 23, 2017
  2. Parliamentary ruling likely dooms Collins effort to shift Medicaid ... - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), July 22, 2017
  3. Democrat to challenge Congressman Chris Collins in 2018 - WKBW-TV, (Chris Collins), July 22, 2017
  4. Experience, credibility may keep Kennedy as permanent US Attorney - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), July 22, 2017
  5. Collins, Tenney, and Katko Applaud Requirement of a Report Included in FY18 Appropriations Bill, Congressman Chris Collins - New York, 27th (R), July 21, 2017
  6. Erie County native is first Democratic challenger for Collins' congressional seat - The Livingston County News, (Chris Collins), July 21, 2017
  7. Chris Collins: 'Standard legal practice' for Trump lawyers to scrutinize Mueller's team - Politico, (Chris Collins), July 21, 2017
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. MTA ferry from Nassau's South Shore needed, lawmakers say - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), July 23, 2017
  2. Skelos has plenty of money in war chest to fight conviction - New York Post, (Dean Skelos), July 22, 2017
  3. County Executive Candidate Laura Curran Interviewed by Indian American Voters Forum - The Indian Panorama, (Todd Kaminsky), July 21, 2017

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Collins, Tenney, and Katko Applaud Requirement of a Report Included in FY18 Appropriations Bill, Congressman Chris Collins - New York, 27th (R), July 21, 2017
  2. Suozzi Subject of “Probe”, Congressman Tom Suozzi - New York, 3rd (D), July 21, 2017
  3. Congresswoman Maloney Mourns the Passing of Women’s Rights Champion Betty Dukes, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), July 21, 2017
  4. House Overwhelmingly Passes Maloney’s “Anchorages Away Act”, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), July 21, 2017
  5. After Trump Attacks DOJ, Rep. Nadler and 16 Judiciary Democrats Demand Immediate Hearings, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), July 21, 2017
  6. Rep. Zeldin Announces INFRA Discretionary Grant Program for Local Infrastructure Needs, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), July 21, 2017
  7. Rep. Zeldin Announces House Vote Scheduled Next Week on His Bill to Protect Plum Island, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), July 21, 2017
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Schneiderman Announces 15-Year Prison Sentence For Leader Of Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Ring, Attorney General: New York, July 21, 2017
  2. A.G. Schneiderman Sends Letter To President Trump: We Stand Ready To Defend New York's Dreamers, Attorney General: New York, July 21, 2017
  3. A.G. Schneiderman and Comptroller DiNapoli Announce Jury Conviction Of Councilman Ruben Wills In Public Corruption Scheme, Attorney General: New York, July 21, 2017
  4. A.G. Schneiderman Demands Pet Store Chain Stop Illegally Denying Reimbursement To Customers Sold Very Ill Dogs, Attorney General: New York, July 21, 2017
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. LOVETT: State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan dropped $24G in taxpayer money on office shower - New York Daily News, (John Flanagan), July 24, 2017
NY State Senate

  1. St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital gets $8 million state grant - Mid-Hudson News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), July 22, 2017
  2. ​Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority Launches Overhaul of 1700 Public Housing Units - Patch.com, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), July 21, 2017
  3. Cuomo & The Man He Put In Charge Of The MTA Now Say The Subway Is De Blasio's Problem - Gothamist, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), July 21, 2017
NY State Assembly

  1. Cancer survivor continues to run with purpose - Atlantic CTV News, (Richard Brodsky), July 22, 2017
  2. Farm Fresh in Harrison on Saturday! - HamletHub, (David Buchwald (D)), July 21, 2017

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Health Check / As GOP struggles to repeal and replace, resistance in Connecticut continues - Westport News, (Richard Blumenthal), July 24, 2017
  2. Mother residing in church as lawyers seek to stay her deportation - LocalNews8.com, (Richard Blumenthal), July 24, 2017
  3. Mother of four residing in church as lawyers seek to stay her deportation - WZVN-TV, (Richard Blumenthal), July 23, 2017
  4. Judge extends stay of Iraqi deportation - www.localmemphis.com, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), July 23, 2017
  5. Mother of 4 living in church as lawyers seek deportation stay - wtvr.com, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), July 22, 2017
  6. Senate Dems question admin over funding anti-ObamaCare effort - The Hill, (Christopher Murphy), July 22, 2017
  7. Murphy touts national importance of TTM's Stafford production - Journal Inquirer, (Christopher Murphy), July 22, 2017
  8. Senate Democrats Demand Info From HHS About Its Anti-Ocare PR Campaign - Daily Beast, (Christopher Murphy), July 22, 2017
  9. Murphy blasts latest 'shameful' health care repeal plan - Easton Courier, (Christopher Murphy), July 22, 2017
  10. Mother of four residing in church as lawyers seek to stay her deportation - CW39, (Christopher Murphy), July 22, 2017
  11. Lawmakers from both parties warn Trump not to mess with Mueller - WDEF News 12, (Richard Blumenthal), July 21, 2017
  12. Connecticut delegation in New Haven promises continued commitment to DREAMers - New Haven Register, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), July 21, 2017
  13. Blumenthal & Murphy say GOP should negotiate with Dems - WTNH Connecticut News (press release), (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), July 21, 2017
  14. What Will It Take for Democrats to at Least Talk About Impeaching Trump? - Independent Journal Review, (Richard Blumenthal), July 21, 2017
  15. Blumenthal: If Mueller Is Fired, I'd Lead Effort For Watergate-Style Investigation - TPM, (Richard Blumenthal), July 21, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. Top Dem: Trump's voter fraud commission will accomplish what Putin wants - The Hill, (Vote Fraud), July 23, 2017
  2. John Lewis blasts Trump's 'election fraud' commission as a form of voter intimidation and harassment - Raw Story, (Voter Intimidation), July 22, 2017
  3. Accusations of voter intimidation ahead of East Timor elections - The Sydney Morning Herald, (Voter Intimidation), July 21, 2017
  4. Voter Fraud Database Tops 1000 Proven Cases - Daily Signal, (Vote Fraud), July 21, 2017

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. “EXCLUSIVE: Voter fraud in Palm Beach County: State attorney finds crimes, but no suspect”, July 24, 2017
  2. “Kobach is a ‘useful idiot’ for Russia”, July 24, 2017
  3. Utah: “San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again, U.S. judge rules”, July 24, 2017
  4. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gerrymandering Case May Be Most Important Decision SCOTUS Face”, July 24, 2017
  5. “The Trump election commission exists solely to justify a Trump lie”, July 24, 2017
  6. “The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission”, July 24, 2017
  7. “Scaramucci: ‘Probably Some Level Of Truth’ To Claim Millions Voted Illegally”, July 21, 2017
  8. “White House taps new acting ethics chief, elevating general counsel over chief of staff”, July 21, 2017
  9. “A word with Kris Kobach; The voter-fraud commission relies on some really dodgy studies”, July 21, 2017
  10. Ronald Klain on Where Trump is Making His Mark: The Judiciary, July 21, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. This is a perfect illustration of why California's top-two primary is awful and should be eliminated, July 21, 2017
  2. Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread, July 21, 2017
  3. Voting Rights Roundup: Kris Kobach claims 'we may never know' if Clinton won the popular vote, July 21, 2017
  4. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 7/21, July 21, 2017
  5. Morning Digest: Channeling Trump, GOP congresswoman hurls anti-Italian 'mafia' slurs at opponent, July 21, 2017

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